"starting in waves this was the perfect clinic"
Dates: 27th Feb - 6th March 2020
6th - 13th March
13th - 20th March - Advanced
20th - 27th March - Advanced
The Place: El Medano is a charming village with a real surfy, laidback atmosphere, great food and most importantly epic sailing. It is an extremely popular windsurfing destination and it’s not hard to see why. Spanish bars, restaurants and surf shops line the harbour and boardwalk, which is always quietly busy with people making use of the public exercise equipment and tranquil spots for some morning yoga.
Coaching: Coaching runs Sunday – Friday, with change over day on Saturday at a cost of £400 per week. On this clinic we coach from first time out in the waves right up to aerials and jump variations. During the clinics Colin will be joined by Luke.
WEEK 1&2: Intro to waves - we ask that you are able to sail a wave board, be comfortable in the harness and footstraps and waterstart
WEEK 3&4: Advanced Wave - you should be able to comfortably sail in waves, launch and land through shore break, already jumping and wave riding and looking to start jumping manoeuvres and improve riding.
Insurance: Insurance: We recommend VDWS insurance for all of our clinics, they charge an annul premium of 39 Euro and cover you worldwide for windsurfing and other sports and are totally worth it! Click here for more....
conditions: There are 3 sailing spots catering for different abilities from learning to wave sail up to throwing aerials and big loops. Launching and sailing off the main beach offers a great teaching area and playground for those learning to launch and get comfortable in the waves, the harbour wall provides a step up and some good wave riding and jumping. During the intro to waves week we will be sailing in the Bay and perhaps at the Wall.
Finally there is Cabezo beach just around the corner is a little more extreme and even hosts a PWA wave event during the summer months. This is where the advanced wave course will be held, with the option of also sailing at the Harbour Wall at low tide.
Travel: Flights are pretty cheap with lots of airlines, you fly to Tenerife South airport from most British airports (just make sure you book Saturday flights!) Once you arrive, Medano is only 10 minutes by taxi from the airport and costs around 10 – 15 Euros
the package: We use Black Sands Travel, a British tour operator specialising in active holidays to El Medano who can arrange your kit hire and accommodation. They can arrange hotel or self catering accommodation and windsurf rental in both the Bay Area for different centres and at Cabezo. Guide prices are below:
1 Week self catering accommodation + 1 week windsurf rental = £600 (based on 3 person occupancy)
1 Week Hotel inc Breakfast + 1 week windsurf rental = £750 (based on single occupancy)
Please note that this is really busy time of year in Medano and early booking is advised to secure your kit and accommodation. Prices are subject to change and specific occupancies, please contact us and Black Sands can provide you with a personalised quote.
Temp: At this time of year the average daytime temperature is around 25 degrees, and the water is a bit cooler after winter, so a wetsuit is definitely recommended, a long summer suit or a shortie (for the more hardy amongst you). Also the evenings can be a bit chilly so it’s worth packing a hoody and some jeans.
What else the town offers: Cycling, both road and mountain biking is big here so pack your lycra if that’s your thing. There are also lots of excursions such as trekking mount Teide or the giant water park; Siam Park in Las Americas.
Check out the weather conditions
what else to bring: We will as always being doing plenty of video coaching sessions, so be sure to bring a BIG USB to take home all of your footage.
Average cost of a beer: 1 Euro for a small beer!
Average cost of a steak dinner: 12 Euros
1 week coaching: 400gbp
1 week kit/accom: 600-750gbp
Package prices are based on specific room occupancy and are subject to change by the tour operator, please contact us for a personalised quote.